Time Machine backup question..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sniffs, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. sniffs, Feb 1, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013

    sniffs macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2013
    So on my Time Machine, my backup folders are labeled as (obviously it has my real name)

    Firstname Lastname's Macbook Air
    Firstname's Macbook Pro

    If I renamed my MBP to the same convention, firstname lastname as my Air, what happens to my Time Machine backups? Will it just continue doing backups but create a new folder for the new name?

    Does it rename my existing folder to the new name? anyone know?
  2. switon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2012
    RE: tmutil...

    Hi sniffs,

    I haven't renamed by laptop to see what happens to the TM backup. And you probably already know this, but let's say that after renaming your laptop then TM wants to create a new backup. Well, you can use the "tmutil" to set the destination and inherit a sparsebundle so that you can force TM to use the old backup under the old name on your newly renamed laptop.


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